Summer Constellations – Alisha Sevigny

summer constellations

(Published May 1st 2018 by Kids Can Press)
Julia Ducharme is ready for a fresh start. Her little brother has finally recovered from a serious illness, and now she just wants to enjoy peak season at the campground her family owns. Maybe this will be the year her annual summer fling with Dan Schaeffer becomes something more?

But her summer dreams are quickly shattered. First, Dan arrives for vacation with a new girlfriend in tow, and then Julia discovers this may be her last summer in the only home she’s ever known.

Crushing medical bills have brought her single mom to the brink of bankruptcy, and a wealthy developer is sniffing around the campground. He sees what Julia sees: lush woods, a pristine lake, miles of trails for adventure. Unlike Julia, he thinks this is the perfect spot for a casino resort.

Heartbroken and afraid, Julia looks to the stars for some perspective. Taking her telescope down to the dock one night, she has a chance encounter with a guitar-playing boy who offers some helpful advice. Too bad this handsome stranger is the developer’s son, Nick Constantine.

As plans for a resort move forward, Julia is desperate to find a solution that doesn’t mean leaving the lake. Nick, in turn, is desperate to separate himself from his father’s aggressive business tactics. He promises that, together, they can thwart the sale.

But can Julia trust him to conspire against his own father? And could she ever she trust him with her heart?

SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS is a story of lost summers, hidden treasure and love written in the stars. It is also a thoughtful reflection on what it means to love — and leave — one’s childhood home.


This is a very sweet summer story. It follows a girl named Julia and her family. They own and run a seasonal campground.

It starts the first day of summer vacation after her graduation. This day consists of her best friend leaving for the summer, her finding out the boy she was waiting to spend the summer with has arrived with his girlfriend and her mother is considering selling their family campground to pay off their medical bills from when her brother was ill. Not a great start to the summer until she meets a tall dark and handsome stranger in the dock. There is immediate chemistry but you soon find out he is the son of the enemy – the people who are interested in buying the campground.

 This book is an easy read – it flows well and I liked it a lot. The drama level was pretty low but enough to keep the reader engaged.

This book of perfect for older teen readers and up.

There are some sexual situations.

This book was provided by net galley for review.


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